Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

The latest data and analysis on coronavirus (COVID-19) in Northern Ireland and its effect on the economy and society.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic there may be some impacts on our regular statistical production. There has also been a change to the release time for Market Sensitive Statistics to 7am, which affects the Labour Market Report and the Quarterly Employment Survey.

Weekly deaths

NISRA weekly provisional death statistics, which are based on death registration information collected by the General Register Office, count all deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate by the doctor who certified the death, whether or not COVID-19 was the primary underlying cause of death.

COVID-19 deaths and Excess Mortality

The death registration information has also been used to produce additional analysis relating to COVID-19 mortality.

These bulletins provide breakdowns by age, sex and different geographical areas including Local Government Districts, area deprivation and urban/rural residence.

International Perceptions of NI's response to COVID-19

A report on the International Perceptions of NI's response to COVID-19 has been published.  This report is based on responses to the Anholt Ipsos Nation Brands Indexsm  Survey,  covering the response to healthcare crises and comfort with travelling to NI in the next 5 years.

NISRA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Opinion Survey

On 20 April 2020, a new NISRA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Opinion Survey designed to measure how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting peoples’ lives and behaviour in Northern Ireland was launched. This is a weekly survey with the questionnaire being refreshed every four weeks. Results are published periodically and are based on interviews carried out with members of the public.

Department of Health daily dashboard

NISRA statisticians within the Department of Health have introduced a daily dashboard of statistics relating to COVID-19, covering a range of issues of public interest during the pandemic.

Department of Health COVID-19 statistics

NISRA statisticians within the Department of Health also publish findings and analyses from the COVID-19 Infection Survey in Northern Ireland, which includes the latest antibody data for Northern Ireland.

Other COVID-19 Health and Social Care Statistics include:

Personal Protective Equipment issued to HSC Services

NISRA statisticians within the Business Services Organisation (BSO) publish statistics on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) issued to Health and Social Care (HSC) Services in Northern Ireland.

Pupil and Workforce Attendance at educational settings

Weekly Management information on attendance in schools  is published by NISRA statisticians within the Department of Education. Information on pupil attendance has been included from 31 August 2021, with information on workforce attendance added from 10 January 2022. Information on pupil and workforce attendance for the previous academic year (2020/21) is also available.

NI High Street Scheme

NISRA statisticians within the Department for the Economy have published statistics on the Northern Ireland High Street Scheme (which provided those aged 18 and over in Northern Ireland with a pre-paid Spend Local card worth £100 to spend in local businesses).

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Labour Market

Statistical publications on the labour market provide comparisons of current data against pandemic and pre-pandemic trends. Early analyses relating to the impacts of COVID-19 on the NI labour market in 2020, published in response to user requests or as part of a wider ONS publication is available on the COVID-19 related analysis page. Commentary and analysis relating to the pandemic are now routinely included in labour market publications.

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the economy

The Quarterly Business Survey (QBS) provides early indicators of the output of the Northern Ireland economy and how this has been impacted by the pandemic. Statistical publications from the QBS include:

Environmental impacts of COVID-19 dashboard

The Environmental impacts of COVID-19 dashboard produced by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs shows some of the environmental impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on a variety of metrics. It is compiled from a range of sources including management information and published statistics.

Driver and Vehicle Agency Monthly Tests Conducted Statistics

The Driver and Vehicle Agency Monthly Tests Conducted Statistics provide provisional headline volumes of vehicle, driver, and theory tests conducted each month.

Previous publications

The COVID-19 statistics and management information releases produced by NISRA statisticians have varied during the pandemic in response to user need. Releases which are no longer being produced include:

ONS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage

The latest ONS data and analysis on coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.

GOV.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics and analysis on the GOV.UK website relating to the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.